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The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Degree Launches to Meet Growing Demand

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This past November, the university introduced its second doctoral program: a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Augsburg’s first, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, began in 2010.

Augsburg worked with former Minnesota School of Professional Psychology faculty and staff to provide continuity for students who were previously enrolled in the program housed at Argosy University. After the closure of Argosy in March 2019, Augsburg received approval from the Higher Learning Commission to offer this degree and become Minnesota’s only university offering an in-person PsyD program in clinical psychology.

Employment of licensed psychologists and related occupations is projected to grow 13.7% from 2016 to 2026 in the United States. “We are pleased to offer this PsyD program as a way to meet the growing demand for mental health services statewide,” said Monica Devers, Augsburg University dean of professional studies.

Augsburg University is currently seeking accreditation on contingency with American Psychological Association for newly admitted students to the Clinical Psychology PsyD program. Contact Wendy Assal, associate director of graduate admissions, at to learn more. In addition, individuals wanting to learn more about APA accreditation can also contact the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation at the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242; 202-336-5979.

WEB EXTRA: Augsburg is now accepting applications. Learn more at

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